Comparison of whole body sagittal alignment during directed vs natural, relaxed standing postures in young, healthy adults.

Affiliation

University Orthopaedics, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster (UOHC), National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Imaging for adult spinal deformity is conventionally performed in a directed manner to assess the most upright standing posture one can assume. However, this method does not reflect an individual's natural, relaxed posture, which is the posture a patient likely reverts to postoperatively, and also the posture likely to explain spinal pathologies.

Keywords

Adult deformity surgery,Directed standing,EOS imaging,Energy conservation,Natural standing,Sagittal balance,Spinopelvic compensation,Whole body sagittal alignment,

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